A Brief History of the Saugeen Peninsula

by David D Plain



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781490788609
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781490788593
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781490788692

About the Book

A Brief History of the Saugeen Peninsula is historical non-fiction and as the title suggests it is by no means exhaustive. It is a treatise that presents the history and culture in broad strokes covering the early history of the Anishnaabek (Ojibwa) of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula as well as their relationship with the Crown during the colonial period of Upper Canada. The first section of the book highlights the historical periods of the settling of the peninsula by the Ojibwa through the War of 1812. This is followed by the treaty-making era and relationships with missionaries. The historical section finishes with the paternalism of the early days of the Indian Act through modern times. The second section of the book gives a glimpse into the culture of the Anishnaabek. Topics such as Ojibwa characteristics, language, religion, and trade. Band designations, wampum and dodems are explained as well as gatherings, games and stories. Lifestyle is also covered illustrating the cyclical movements throughout the territory following the seasons from the main villages to hunting camps in winter, to sugar making in the early spring, to the fishing camps in late spring.

About the Author

David D Plain is an aboriginal historian/author. His books have received critical acclaim with one winning a prestigious publisher’s award in 2008 as well as being shortlisted for an Eric Hoffer Award. Four of his books being awarded a Gold Seal for literary excellence. David holds a Master of Theological Studies and a Bachelor of Religious Studies from Tyndale College, University and Seminary, Toronto, Canada. David is a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and has fully researched his nation’s history and culture. He has also been privy to the tutelage of the elders of his community. Always a lover of history he has devoted much time and effort to his family’s genealogy and how it has affected the history of the Anishnaabeg. David grandparents, Joseph and Eleanor Root are members of Saugeen Ojibwa Nation. These sources have produced books on Ojibwa history and culture that are of the highest quality.